Whitman Counseling Center

While experiencing stress at college is a normal and fairly universal experience, sometimes students need help from professionals when challenges become too overwhelming to handle on their own. At Whitman, we are fortunate to have a wonderful counseling center that has tons of resources for students undergoing difficult times. Whether it’s a busy schedule, demanding […]

Welcome to My Village

It takes a village to… do a lot of things, actually. It takes a village to raise a child, sure. We’ve all heard that a million times. It also takes a village to graduate from high school, even though I know I wasn’t as cognizant of that when I was there. At Whitman, though, it’s […]

Learning a New Language in College

If you have ever taken a foreign language class, you will understand the difficulties of learning the vocabulary, grammar rules, pronunciation and culture behind an entirely new language. Throughout middle and high school, I took classes for Spanish and American Sign Language, respectively. The classes themselves were fairly easy— usually just memorization regarding vocabulary and […]

Finals Survival Tips

It’s that time of year again: finals week. The last push until the end of the semester. This Monday, Whitman students began taking their final exams and turning in final papers for all of their classes, in what is no doubt the most stressful week of the semester. It often feels like too much to […]

Be kind to yourself

We are entering the beginning of winter, and the beginning of finals, and that means stress, cold, colds, and lots of work. Here are some important tips to help you stay afloat this finals season… Sleep! Getting enough sleep is probably one of the most important and reliable ways to make sure you stay healthy […]

Arriving at Whitman: How to be an incoming first year student

Move In Day is filled with excitement, anxiety, and logistical nightmares. For all you incoming students, here are some pro tips about moving in: Do… Wear comfortable shoes Label your boxes Unpack the most important things first, then decorate Bring water. Walla Walla can be over one hundred degrees in August Bring someone to help […]

Campus Office Profiles: The Student Engagement Center

What Is It? The Student Engagement Center is a fantastic resource on Whitman’s campus for students to get engaged in and out of the Walla Walla community via alumni connections, internship opportunities, and the SEC’s brand new social media site, “Handshake”.   Mission Statement: “We connect Whitman students and alumni to the communities and experiences that […]

Why I Love My Major

I am an obnoxiously proud Rhetoric major. Though most ask me “what is rhetoric?”, I am not fazed by their confusion. To answer simply, I study how language is used as a tool. To answer with all the nuance I have come to love, rhetoric is symbolic action. Language shapes how we interact in our […]